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Twelve individuals are facing federal or state charges in connection with their alleged roles in the distribution of narcotics or firearms in the Chicago area. The investigation that led to the charges, dubbed Operation Devil’s Playground, targeted narcotics and weapons trafficking by alleged members and associates of the Satan Disciples street gang on the southwest side of Chicago.
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; and Dena E.
WASHINGTON—A Pakistani citizen was sentenced yesterday in the District of Columbia to 31 months in prison on a human smuggling charge, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S.
Florida-Based WellCare Health Plans Agrees to Pay $137.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
WASHINGTON—WellCare Health Plans Inc. will pay $137.5 million to the federal government and nine states to resolve four lawsuits alleging violations of the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced today.
Sixteen Individuals in Collection and Dorchester Counties Federally Indicted as Part of Drug Conspiracy
COLUMBIA, SC—United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated that Ivory Brothers, Kyedrick Edwards, Jonathan Edwards, Joey Maurice Charles, Tiffany Elliot, Paul Steve Braxton, Edward Bryant, Bryant Davis, Rocky Creel, Elijah Deal, Gerwron Lingard, Jerry Rivers, Charles Youmans, Martin Louis Ballard, Norman Robinson, and Yvette Renee Calvin, of Colleton and Dorchester Counties in South Carolina, were charged in a five-count indictment with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine base (commonly known as “crack”), a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, as well as possessing with intent to distribute and distributing crack cocaine, violations of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841. If convicted, these defendants face a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a maximum term of imprisonment of life, and a $4 million fine.
BROWNSVILLE, TX—Juan Carlos De La Cruz Reyna, 37, has been arrested on charges of bribery, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. De La Cruz had been convicted of two counts of threatening to assault and murder federal agents in 2009 and sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.
WASHINGTON—A Houston federal jury today convicted Robert Allen Stanford, the former board of directors chairman of Stanford International Bank (SIB), for orchestrating a 20-year investment fraud scheme in which he misappropriated $7 billion from SIB to finance his personal businesses. The guilty verdict was announced by Assistant Attorney General Lanny A.
LAREDO, TX—Jose Eduardo Munoz, 28, and Alfredo Israel Zendejo Jr., 22, both Laredo residents and convicted felons, have each been sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison for illegal possession of a machine gun, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Munoz pleaded guilty on November 17, 2011, while Zendejo pleaded guilty on December 17, 2011.
Twenty-Nine Charged in New Jersey for Related, International Schemes to Import Counterfeit Goods and Drugs, Launder Profits
NEWARK, NJ—Federal agencies coordinating parallel international investigations have disrupted massive conspiracies to import hundreds of millions of dollars in counterfeit goods from China and illegal drugs from Taiwan to the United States, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J.
POCATELLO—All 11 people indicted in a federal drug trafficking case on Tuesday are in custody this morning after Ricardo Garcia Lopez, 34, was arrested last night in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Arrested with Garcia was Jenny Flores-Leal, 36, on state charges of harboring a fugitive.